Report by Margot Hughes
Tinahely 2 -6
AGB kicked off the Junior League with a home game against Tinahely Junior Ladies. This was a very competitive encounter with the Arklow side leading at the break 1-4 to 0-3. Sarah Kendrick, Vicky O’Brien, and Róisín O’Reilly were all on target for AGB, helped by the welcome return of Aisling Appleby to the Arklow forward line. Marsha McKay stepped into the goal in place of the regular keeper and had a fine save towards the end of the half. In the second half Tinahely had the upper hand scoring 2-3 for the half despite the valiant efforts of Becky Condren in the goal for this period. Condren stopped a penalty to keep Arklow in the game to the final whistle. A further point from Róisín O’Reilly and two from Angelika Pyciak left the closing balance 1-7 to Arklow and 2-6 to Tinahely. This was a fast and sporting contest and sets the scene for an interesting Junior Ladies season ahead.
Tinahely: Bridget Kenny, Deirdre Byrne, Gráinne Mellon, Tríona Byrne, Anna Hedderman, Mary Kenny, Eimear McCrea, Áine O’Keeffe, Melissa Gilbert, Niamh Dillon, Sarah Byrne, Hannah Keogh, Emily Hadden.
AGB: Marsha McKay, Emer Curran, Kayleigh Carter, Aoife O’Reilly, Emily Mitchell, Becky Hayden, Claire Murray, Michelle Scanlon, Lisa Keegan, Vicky O’Brien, Angelika Pyciak, Sarah Kendrick, Róisín O’Reilly. Subs: Becky Bermingham, Medbh O’Connor, Aisling Appleby, Aoife Murphy, Ellie Jones, Becky Condren.